CIVICS teaches civics and government classes in schools across Boston to inspire students to take an active role in their communities and grow into participants in our democracy.
To volunteer with CIVICS, apply online at bit.ly/APPLYIOP.
To bring CIVICS to your classroom, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard CIVICS is a joint program of PBHA and the Institute of Politics. The program places motivated undergraduates in classrooms throughout the Boston area, teaching civics and government classes to inspire students to take an active role in their communities and grow into participants in our democracy.
The CIVICS curriculum focuses on the function of government, the meaning of active citizenship, and avenues of community engagement. In the fall, the program teaches the structure of government, the three branches of government, elections, media, and current events. In the spring, the program discusses rights, responsibilities, community engagement, civil rights, and leadership. CIVICS is driven to provide civics classes to a range of communities and socioeconomic backgrounds. The program has worked to provide a culturally relevant and empowering curriculum, in order to provide challenging and thoughtful lessons for all students while addressing the civic education gap.